Discover the flawless coastlines and rolling mountains on a custom tailored tour of Italy’s unexplored south. Sip the citrus flavor of Limoncello with a view of the quiet shores of the Amalfi Coast. Stroll along hidden cave-houses in a medieval town and follow your guide along a historical trail lined by ancient olive groves and wild caper bushes. Traditional homes stand out from the hills with white facades and cylindrical stone roofs that gleam in the sunshine. Roman life has been excavated...
Amalfi – Arrive in Naples and Enjoy a Scenic Drive to the Town of Amalfi
The Amalfi Coast wraps around the water with its rugged cliffs and verdant forests. The iridescent turquoise water laps at the base of the rough boulders that jut out from the landscape. Your flight will land at Naples International Airport, and your private transfer will meet you at baggage claim. Your first view of Italy will be the towering Mount Vesuvius over the edge of the Bay of Naples. The legendary mountain continues to loom over the water and the edges of what remains of Pompeii. Continue through the colorful streets of Sorrento before you reach the border of the famous Amalfi Coast.
The narrow two-lane road hugs the coastline and towns rise along the hills rise with terraced streets that overlook the shimmering Mediterranean Sea. Sporadic castle walls and turrets from the Middle Ages decorate promontories and the combination of charming villages, and captivating landscape has a dramatic allure. The scent of blossoming lemon trees blends with the lush vegetation and briny sea air. Once in the town of Amalfi, for which the coast is named, you settle into a luxurious hotel near the heart of town.
The villa-style accommodation will provide a terrace view and a spectacular panorama of the coastline, from the small marina to the left to the blossoming wildflowers along the precipice. In the evening, make your way to the lookout towers that remain from the defense system designed to protect the town against pirate attacks. The nearly 30 defensive ramparts tell stories that span more than 800 years. The oldest towers have a cylindrical shape, while the square-shaped towers were erected in the 16th-century under the Spanish Viceroy.
Amalfi – Explore the Stunning Panoramas and Charms of the Amalfi Coast
Amalfi – Visit Antiquity with a Private Tour of the Preserved City of Pompeii
Amalfi – Discover the Splendor and History of the Island of Capri
Maratea – Enter into the Basilicata Region to Traverse the Town of Maratea
Maratea – Trek to the Summit of Mount San Biagio at Cilento National Park
Maratea – Enjoy the Coast and Castles at Fiumicello with a Day at Leisure
Maratea – Relish the Town of Rivello and the Roman Village of Grumentum
Savelletri – Revel in the History at Matera en route to the Adriatic Coast
Savelletri – Traverse the Trulli Hills with a Primitivo Wine Tour
Savelletri – Uncover Caves, Beaches, and Hot Springs near Fasano Valley
Bari – Depart for Home
- Relax in unparalleled luxury in hotels with immaculate views of the stunning Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Seas
- Learn the secrets to producing a perfect Italian Limoncello during a private instruction in the town of Positano
- Witness the stunning sapphire glow of the Blue Grotto on Capri
- Enjoy a private wine tasting in a Puglia wine cellar in the town of Martina Franca
- Relish a refreshing hike with marvelous views in the Cilento National Park to view the Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Mount San Biagio
- Discover the enchanting architecture of traditional trulli homes in the region of Puglia
- See the distinctive preservation of the large Roman city of Pompeii, once covered with ash during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
- Stroll through the unique Sassi of Matera, cave houses carved into the gorge walls into the foundations of medieval town
- Marvel at the lavish villa of Emperor Tiberius on the treasured island of Capri
- Climb to the top of a medieval watch tower on the Amalfi Coast to watch the sunset over the Mediterranean Sea
Travel the unbeaten path of Italy’s southern regions from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Adriatic on this 12-day luxury tour. The rugged beauty of the sun-drenched hills of Basilicata matches the gorgeous glow of the cliffs of Amalfi and the gold sand beaches of Puglia. From fresh grilled prawns cooked in lemon juice to lamb stew simmered in fresh tomato sauce and Primitivo wine, you will discover the distinctive and captivating character of Italy from the lesser visited trails of the south.
You will arrive in Naples, and your private transfer will meet you at the airport. Travel along the Bay of Naples and through the charming town of Sorrento to reach the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. An introductory tour of the town of Amalfi will quickly settle you into the remarkable landscape, panoramic views, and luxurious accommodation. Next day, your private guide will lead you on a scenic drive through the Amalfi Coast to visit the various towns that overlook the Tyrrhenian Sea. In Positano, meet with a private instructor to learn the traditional methods to produce your own Limoncello Liqueur. Venture next to the ancient city of Pompeii for a half-day tour of the remarkable remains of the Roman colony once blanketed in volcanic ash.
Take the ferry to the island of Capri for a full day exploration of the gorgeous scenery. Visit villas once owned by Roman emperors and relax in the quiet charm of the towns on the island. A private boat will take you into the Blue Grotto to witness the natural phenomena of the shimmering water. Next day, your private transfer will escort you southeast to the peaceful hillside town of Maratea in the region of Basilicata. The town overlooks the coastline and provides incredible views. Explore the trails of Cilento National Park the following day to trek to the top of Mount San Biagio, situated above Maratea.
Continue your travels down to the fabulous beaches along the coastline, including in the town of Fiumicello, with its lavish parasols and smooth-pebbled shores. Travel deeper into the Basilicata region to find the village of Rivello and the Roman ruins at Grumentum. Your private transfer will whisk you away from the coast for the opposite coastline of the Adriatic Sea. En route to your stunning hotel that overlooks the water, visit the town of Matera. Follow your guide through the medieval streets of the hilltop town before you traverse the cave-homes and shop that are carved into the gorge.
Next, you will venture inland to find the traditional trulli homes of the region before you partake in a wine sampling tour of cellars along historic towns. Explore the caves and grottoes of the Adriatic coastline near the town of Savelletri before you traverse the towns along Fasano Valley, which contain historical churches and Arab cultural details. To conclude, your private transfer will lead you to the airport in the city of Bari to board your flight home.
$3,295 per person (excluding international flights)
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